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2011-06-17 09:18:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oral cancer claims more lives than leukemia, Hodgkin's lymphoma, laryngeal cancer, testicular cancer, thyroid cancer, or skin cancer. In 2010, approximately 36,540 Americans were diagnosed with this largely preventable type of cancer that affects the mouth and throat; 7,880 died of the disease. Early detection is essential to dramatically reduce the number of deaths from oral cancer. The Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) urges...

2011-06-11 00:00:30

June 13th Event to Call Attention to Need for Early Detection Burnaby, BC (PRWEB) June 10, 2011 LED Dental Inc. announced today that its VELscope Vx Enhanced Oral Assessment system will be utilized at the annual Oral Cancer Awareness Screening & Education Sessions at the New Jersey State House in Trenton.  Free oral cancer screenings will be offered on Monday, June 13 to all employees who work in the State House, all 120 state legislators and their key staff, and other visitors to...

2011-05-26 21:05:00

GRAPEVINE, Texas, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One hundred people in the United States every day will be diagnosed with oral cancer and one person every hour of the day will die from it, according to the Oral Cancer Foundation. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110526/DA10207LOGO) "The good news is that now it is easier than ever to detect oral cancer at an earlier stage through a routine dental exam," said Scott Mason, D.D.S. at Burgess & Mason Family Dentist. "We want...

2011-05-18 04:00:00

Non-profit leads coalition of strategic partners to effect nationwide increase in screening and awareness efforts NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oral cancer is an insidious disease that too often is not discovered until very late in its development, as it might not produce symptoms the average person may notice. By then treatments are less effective, and because of late discovery in far too many patients, it has a five year survival rate of only about 46%,...

2011-05-09 00:00:28

With a mortality rate over 50% at 5 years, one person every hour of every day dies of oral cancer in the U.S. However, if detected early the survival rate is nearly 90%. Highlands Dentistry, in Issaquah Highlands, is incorporating the cutting-edge VELscope® Oral Cancer Screening System into its dental practice. In addition to maintaining and creating beautiful smiles with advanced family dentistry in Issaquah, the Issaquah dentist says improving his ability to monitor the recent growth in...

2011-04-20 10:54:00

10 Minutes of Preventative Cancer Screening that can Help Save Lives DETROIT, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center in Detroit will be conducting free oral, head and neck cancer screenings on Friday, May 13, from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., in conjunction with National Oral Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week (May 8 - 14.) This is the second year Karmanos is offering the free screening. Some of the symptoms of oral cancer go unnoticed. A simple 10-minute...

2011-04-13 05:00:00

ORANGE, Calif., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- For decades, the incidence of oral cancer has remained nearly constant, partly because it can be difficult to detect. However, during April, Oral Cancer Awareness Month, Western Dental Services, Inc., is joining the national effort to support early recognition of oral cancer symptoms. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100804/LA45125LOGO) "It can be hard for a patient to know the difference between something to worry about and not,"...

2011-04-12 15:14:36

Findings might lead to targets for therapy, early detection Squamous cell cancers of the oral cavity and esophagus are common throughout the world, with over 650,000 cases of oral cancer each year and esophageal cancer representing the sixth most common cause of cancer death in men. Research by University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine investigators has shown that a protein that helps cells stick together is frequently absent or out of place in these cancers, but it's unclear if its loss...

2011-04-11 11:45:00

Dentists Offering Free Screenings in April for Oral Cancer Awareness Month CHICAGO, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Dental Association (ADA) and the Oral Cancer Foundation (OCF) encourage people to take part in Oral Cancer Awareness Month in April by visiting a dentist for a free oral cancer screening. So far, more than 1,250 sites across the nation have registered their screening events with the OCF. "Although many dentists perform oral cancer screenings as...

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2011-04-08 14:48:20

According to a study released on Friday, about one in 10 cancers in men and one in 33 in women in western European countries are caused by current and past alcohol consumption. Researchers said that for some types of cancer, the rates are significantly higher. The study found that for men in 2008, 44, 25 and 33 percent of upper digestive track, liver and colon cancers respectively were caused by alcohol in six of the countries examined. The study also found that half of these cancer cases...


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